My heart was heavy today – full of sorrow – a heaviness was descending on me – so – I did the only thing that I could do – I went to my ‘quiet place’ and shared it all with the One Who has promised – not only to walk with me through these times – but Who promises that He will also carry such burdens for me.
I’m old enough to recall words from some of the old hymns that we used to sing – one that came to mind this morning speaks of bringing all our anxieties and cares to Him – for He cares and knows all about us.
It’s such a privilege – such a relief – to be able to be honest about how I feel – to place them all at His feet – knowing He understands exactly what it is I’m struggling with – just what it is that I’m finding so hard and so heavy to carry.
Yet – even as I recognise the relief in being able to ‘unburden’ myself in this way – I also know how easily I can pick all these things back up again.
It’s one thing to take all my heaviness – sorrow – anxiety – even anger – to Him – but quite another thing to be able to leave it all with Him.
So often I will find myself still carrying around those same feelings that I brought to Him – that I laid down.
So today – as I come and lay down those things that could so easily become a burden too heavy for me to carry – I determine too – to walk this time in my life with Him not only by y side – but also – allowing Him to carry my burden for me.
I also pray that whatever you may be carrying – you will give to Him – and allow Him to walk alongside and carry it all for you.
I cast all my anxiety on Him – because I know He cares for me.